Orchestre des Pays de Savoie

Monday July 22nd - 9 pm / Church of Valloire

Bucolic landscapes by Mozart, Corette...

by Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, direction Bruno Procopio

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Harpsichordist Bruno Procopio presents us here with a splendid programme of Bucolic landscapes. 18th-century composers idealised life in the countryside. Thus, when Mozart arrived in France in 1778, he was hoping to win over the court of Versailles with an exquisite ballet, Les Petits Riens, which depicts charming scenes with shepherds and shepherdesses.

A major figure of the same century, though now little known, Michel Corrette imagines in his Sinfonia No.4 wonderful arrangements of Christmas carols from the period.

Here again, music brings a unique sense of peace and harmony with nature.

Directing from his harpsichord, Bruno Procopio then offers us Rameau’s Concerts en sextuor, the absolute culmination of French Baroque music.

As a conclusion, Haydn’s Divertimento will bear witness to the magnificent aesthetics of the Age of Enlightenment.

Orchestre des Pays de Savoie

The Orchestre des Pays de Savoie is a professional chamber orchestra, with 23 permanent musicians under the musical direction of Pieter-Jelle de Boer since September 2021.

Ever since its creation in 1984, the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie has been actively committed to raising awareness to classical music among all kinds of audiences, performing on many occasions in schools, universities, hospitals, retirement homes and prisons.

In its forty years of existence, the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie has earned its place and reputation within the national musical landscape. Its musical excellence together with the variety of its repertoire, the prominence of its guest artists, its wide regional anchoring, its involvement in the training and integration of young professional musicians and its initiatives to raise awareness of music are the major guidelines of a proactive policy focused on regional cultural development and audience diversification.

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Bruno Procopio - artistic direction and harpsichord

After studying at the CNSMD in Paris, Bruno Procopio developed a solid international career both as conductor and harpsichordist.

In close collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, he works with major institutions and orchestras in South America. He is thus frequently invited to conduct the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, with which he recorded the CD Rameau in Caracas which won, among other rewards, Classica’s CHOC and 5 Diapasons. Prestigious orchestras such as the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège… have performed under his  direction.

Intent on passing on his knowledge, he gives master classes at numerous universities in Latin America: Unirio in Rio de Janeiro, Universidad Simón Bolivar in Caracas, Universidad Católica in Chile. He has also been invited to the Beijing Central Conservatory and teaches harpsichord at the Accademia Villa Bossi in Italy. 


Pieces by Mozart, Corette, Rameau and Haydn.


Bruno Procopio, artistic direction and harpsichord

Orchestre des Pays de Savoie

19 musicians
6 first violins
5 second violins
4 violas
3 violoncellos
1 double bass

The Orchestre des Pays de Savoie is supported by the Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie, the Conseil Départemental de la Savoie, the Ministère de la Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and its Amadeus Corporate Patrons Club.